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Posts from — November 2006

If you feel like you are choking 2 death when running in Beijing

You are not alone. Of note is that triathletes are mentioned in this article, they of course are a very minor sport as far as the Olympics here are concerned. At least they did not have to swim in the witches brew at the Jinzhou (Bijiashan) triathlon!

Patrik Li on his Cheetah!


November 26, 2006   Comments Off on If you feel like you are choking 2 death when running in Beijing

Damned spam artists

I have been forced to close this blog for people to register directly. Although this website is not exactly very visited, and probably, quite rightly so, it is already getting spam probes.

If you want to register, send me an email. pat[underscore]no[underscore]spam[at]dean[dot]be so I can create an account for you. Sorry for the hassle.

Spam spam spam spam spam-ety SPAM

November 26, 2006   Comments Off on Damned spam artists

Baby is growing

11 days gone, baby Victor is doing well. Still yellow and still not smiling. However according to here he may not smile until end of month 2. hmm. Others started smiling as soon as they left the hospital!

Click here to see current set of pix and filums. Ever growing, just like baby!

November 22, 2006   Comments Off on Baby is growing

The Mob in La Ruta

Something completely different as I wait for the next baby event to occur (he is sleeping nicely thank you very much 😀 ) I went to check the four Ps (Paul, Paul, Piers and Pierre) that did La Ruta (de los Conquistadores) at the beginning of this month.

Piers seems to have been in brilliant form, finishing 26th! Well done Piers! Paul Kelly finished no78 which given the course is quite incredible. To show how hard it is, Pierre Geagea and Paul Reyburn were both DNF(?). I have been out of things lately so I don’t know what happened to them. I hope I will find out. Check here and here for some info on the ride!

Check out this story with Paul Reyburn’s take on why we do these strange things. Thanks Pierre for sending out the link! And glad you are still with us 😀

November 15, 2006   Comments Off on The Mob in La Ruta

More baby items

Here is the current baby picture page. Hope you guys/gals enjoy it. Just added some more pix and another filum.(2006-11-14)
Finally, to bed!!!

Hush little baby, hush quite a lot

November 14, 2006   7 Comments

Baby arrived!

11/11/2006 – 8:53PM Beijing time. A little boy was delivered by Caesarian. 3.53 K, not very big. Still no name.. Coming along.. For those of you who are interested there is a film up of the new baby and mother! (**very rough edit**)

November 13, 2006   2 Comments

Baby due

For those of you who stumble across this site and happen to know who we actually are 🙂 well Echo’s water bag broke this afternoon. Cesarian section most likely in a few hours, I am rushing off to hospital to see what I can do, apart from looking anxious and feeling like strangling doctors.

If you feel like naming a baby boy here is your chance 🙂 (slim, admittedly!)

November 11, 2006   3 Comments

Another restaurant to avoid: Silk Road Restaurant on Nuren Jie ????

This is some sort of folklore infested tourist restaurant. A Xinjiang flamenco band was making our eardrums bleed. It has been around for a long time but today was our first time there. And it will be our last! It is on the West Gate of Nuren Jie (Super Bar Street, not very super), near the flower market, and is usually quite crowded, normally a good sign.

We only had two dishes, one is the usual Kao Nang with mutton in a tomato sauce. The mutton is OK, the tomato sauce out of a tin with lots of oil. The vegetable dish was cooked ok but had LOTS of MSG and sugar to make it taste nice.

100 RMB for this, one beer and one yang rou chuanr. Forget it! Any of the small hole in the wall Xinjiang places can do better than that.

November 8, 2006   Comments Off on Another restaurant to avoid: Silk Road Restaurant on Nuren Jie ????